Cambodia’s Rice Export Up 35 Percent in Q1

AKP Phnom Penh, April 01, 2020 —

Cambodia exported a total of 230,948 tons of milled rice to foreign markets in the first quarter of this year, according to Cambodia Rice Federation’s report.

The figure represents an increase of over 35 percent compared to the same period last year, pointed out the report, adding that China is the main market for Cambodian rice.

From January to March 2020, 44 percent of total rice export or about 101,345 tons were shipped to China, followed by the European Union 30 percent, ASEAN countries 12 percent and other destinations 14 percent, stated the report.

In March alone, milled rice export was amounted to 94,449 tons, a noticeable increase by 62 percent compared to March 2019.

Last year, Cambodia exported 620,000 tons of milled rice to international markets.

By Chea Vannak